Welcome KC 425, I am a 4/4 also on low saturated fat Keto diet. I have been working on many different aspects for a long time through readings of Dr. Schwarzbein, Dr Mercola, Dr Luftig, Dr. Noakes, Dr. Kressor, et al. Last summer I consumed Dr Bredesen's and Dr. Gundry's new books and began putting it all together . The changes are longer fasts from 12hrs the previous 5 years to 16 hrs daily, lower carbs< 30( gave up organic fruit juices, honey , maple syrup and other sugars over the last decade and dropped all grains in any form) reduced dairy < 20 g of sat. fat daily, eliminated all coconut sat fats( I had been going back and forth watching LDL's soar when I used coconut oil and lower when I dropped it), maintaining mild ketosis daily, adding BNDF to daily exercise except on days when I do sprints( in addition to Yoga daily, alternately swimming, biking, or Hiking/jogging daily, sleeping an hour more daily(8 hrs) and adding Brain fitness back in 30 minutes daily. I am working on getting blood tests done and finding a doctor trained in RECODE. My family Practitioner appt is scheduled the beginning of March and she has agreed to do all the tests she can validate through my history which are covered under medicare. I will have to do the others through local labs or Life Extension. Theresa B, Stavia, Julie, Tincup, Brian and many others on this site have been tremendously helpful as I stumble my way along this process.
Problems along the way: Holidays were not to difficult and stayed in mild ketosis even with occasional wine and spirits. I played around with Dr Gundry's suggestion of Just Like Sugar and gluten free flours for yummy holiday treats which turned out nicely. Traveling is very difficult with less input on nutrition, when in Rome and all that! I use a breathalyzer for Ketones and lost it. It seems I still need that daily support . When I received a new one it took me 5 days to get back to mild ketosis. Now I have a cold virus and am wondering if I should take a Tylenol for the headache or gut it out. Both Gundry and Bredesen mention NSAID's as being a bad idea. Little things like that keep popping up. This forum is tremendously helpful for encouragement, new ideas, answering questions, and education. Check out Theresa B new entry...very informative. I am sure being a nutritionist you will have a great deal to add. Glad you found our forum!